A top-notch company will follow a similar water heater maintenance procedure to this to ensure yours is in excellent condition:
- Switches off power/water supplies
- Drains the tank
- Checks the anode rod
- Examines the pressure relief valve
- Inspects for leaks
- Adjusts the temperature
- Checks ventilators for damage
- Restores power and water supplies
Between maintenance services, you should also watch for tell-tale signs that something’s wrong. For example, the unit starts making unusual noises or you notice rust in the water. Temperature variations are another sign you should call a professional plumber.
If your unit is powered by gas, check the pilot light remains consistent and there’s no smell of gas. If there is, evacuate the area immediately. Finally, don’t forget, although repairs cost, they’re less expensive than a new hot water heater installation will be.